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Richard Kern Fontaine

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“Mr. Fontaine was the father of my best friend Scot where I spent many days and nights underfoot at the Fontaine household. Even as long-haired,...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Gary Thill - Denver, CO

“I am proud of my 34 years of service in the Navy but no days were prouder than my time as his Flag LtThere is a special bond between an admiral and...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Max Kalafat - Nokesville, VA

“Admiral Fontaine was my Division Director (Surface Warfare Division)in OPNAV. He was a Great Leader and Gentleman, who helped me greatly in my...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“With deepest sympathy, may the power of prayer ease your sorrow, bring you peace and provide much comfort for you during this difficult time. ...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“I served under the command of then Lieutenant Commander Fontaine aboard the USS Hissem (DER-400) during Operation Deep Freeze 1963-1964. In 2003,...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Bob Morstadt - Lake Grove, NY

“From Apo to Rich's family. I liked him very much. He was a great guy. Apo ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Admiral,I really enjoyed our time together as one of your golf students and as a member of MOWW.You did wonders for my golf game but my fondest...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: David Olivet - Escondido, CA

“Thank you for exemplary leadership and personal example. Sue & Robin Reighley ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Robert Reighley - San Diego, CA

“Rich: I will miss my Hawaii Golf Partner. I hope you and Arnie can now play a few rounds or reminisce your time playing in the NCAA's at University...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Russ & Ginny Van Tasse; - CA

RB Veterans Memorial “Admiral Fontaine also served the Rancho Bernardo community as a board member of the RB Veterans Memorial Assn. and frequent emcee at the patriotic...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Michael Vaughn - San Diego, CA

“Adm. Fontaine was a huge proponent of 'growing the game of golf,' and did a lot with high schoolers and younger. Spent many days at Miramar GC...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Dennis Fetscher - Escondido

“Admiral, we met late in our lives but I felt privileged to spend countless hours alone with you over the years playing golf.You shared many of your...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Clint Allison - Rancho Bernardo, CA

“As a Radioman Third Class, I had the distinct honor and privilege of serving with the Admiral in USS PARROT (MSC-197) in 1957. My fondest memory was...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“My name is Cal. Back in 1968 I had the pleasure to serve under the command of Commander Fontaine at the time. I was in the Navy Reserve and was...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Cal Hop - Baldwin, WI

Richard was born on May 31, 1928 and passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017.

Richard was a resident of California.